Development of thin-type rocking device mounted on office chair for supporting falling asleep

Junpei Maeda, Hiroto Shinohara, Shigeru Uesugi

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    Abstract

    As we know a power nap during the lunchtime break helps improve work efficiency. It is also known that vibration induced environments -such as in a moving car-enhances sleepiness. And, as office work prevails in the workforce, the authors have focused on adapting a standard office chair by sandwiching between the seat and the user a thin cushion-size mechanism oscillating up and down for inducing sleep. This device is constructed based on wedge mechanism that includes a counter-weight function. Although its compactness, this device can lift a user up to 100 kg. Adjusting to the user's preferences, the rocking motion can be tuned while respecting a maximum stroke of 5mm at a peak frequency of 2 Hz.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages1543-1548
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509067572
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 23
    Event14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 - Takamatsu, Japan
    Duration: 2017 Aug 62017 Aug 9

    Other

    Other14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017
    CountryJapan
    CityTakamatsu
    Period17/8/617/8/9

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    Seats
    falling
    seats
    Railroad cars
    cushions
    sleep
    Sleep
    User Preferences
    void ratio
    strokes
    Wedge
    Stroke
    Weight Function
    wedges
    Compactness
    counters
    Vibration
    adjusting
    vibration
    Motion

    Keywords

    • Counter balance
    • Inducing sleep
    • Power nap
    • Vibration
    • Wedge mechanism

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Optimization
    • Instrumentation
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

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    Maeda, J., Shinohara, H., & Uesugi, S. (2017). Development of thin-type rocking device mounted on office chair for supporting falling asleep. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 (pp. 1543-1548). [8016046] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2017.8016046

    Development of thin-type rocking device mounted on office chair for supporting falling asleep. / Maeda, Junpei; Shinohara, Hiroto; Uesugi, Shigeru.

    2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 1543-1548 8016046.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Maeda, J, Shinohara, H & Uesugi, S 2017, Development of thin-type rocking device mounted on office chair for supporting falling asleep. in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017., 8016046, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1543-1548, 14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017, Takamatsu, Japan, 17/8/6. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2017.8016046
    Maeda J, Shinohara H, Uesugi S. Development of thin-type rocking device mounted on office chair for supporting falling asleep. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 1543-1548. 8016046 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2017.8016046
    Maeda, Junpei ; Shinohara, Hiroto ; Uesugi, Shigeru. / Development of thin-type rocking device mounted on office chair for supporting falling asleep. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 1543-1548
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